27 Mar
Research Assistant - Regulatory Systems

Research Assistant – Regulatory Systems

2-year contract, full-time

Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW

Reporting to: Head, Regulatory Systems Lab​

The role

We are seeking a Research Assistant to join our Regulatory Systems Lab. The successful candidate will contribute to various research projects by designing and conducting experiments, analysing data, and assisting with lab management tasks. This role offers the opportunity to work at the forefront of molecular biology and data science in a dynamic research environment.

What we will trust you with

  • Design and conduct computational and wet lab experiments independently.
  • Assist colleagues and students with experimental work.
  • Analyse experimental data using statistical approaches.
  • Present research findings and contribute to scientific publications.
  • Train new staff and students in laboratory techniques.
  • Maintain lab inventory and oversee reagent ordering.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and safety protocols.
  • Organise and coordinate lab meetings.

Does this sound like you?

  • Undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and Data Science.
  • Proficiency in Python and/or R, Unix, and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Experience in molecular biology techniques (e.g., qPCR, cloning, Western blotting).
  • Familiarity with transgenic studies in animals and comparative genetics bioinformatics.
  • Strong communication and data analysis skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge of gene regulation and health and safety protocols.

Desirable skills

  • Experience or interest in evolutionary biology and epigenetics.
  • Previous experience with zebrafish.
  • Publication in a peer-reviewed journal.​

About us

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (the Institute) is dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease and is one of the most respected heart research facilities in the world. Renowned for the quality of its breakthroughs, the Institute was established in 1994 and has grown to a team of more than 200 researchers from around the globe, working across five divisions.

A global centre-of-excellence, it integrates Cardiac Physiology and Transplantation, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, Molecular Cardiology and Biophysics, Structural and Computational Biology, as well as Vascular Biology. At the Institute, we translate our discoveries into new diagnostics, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular disease - reducing the incidence, severity, and impact of heart disease. ​

What you will be proud of

Being part of an Institute that is not only dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease, but one that also strives to ensure our employees and students enjoy a great working environment. We value and are committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces diversity, gender equity and promote flexible working arrangements for all employees.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. We also welcome applicants with diverse educational backgrounds, professional knowledge, personality types, thinking styles and life experiences. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

What we offer

  • Salary range: $73,480 - 77,850 per annum + 14% super
  • Salary packaging/sacrificing (up to $15,900 per annum plus $2,650 for meals and entertainment)
  • State of the art facilities
  • Stimulating work setting focused on cutting edge medical research
  • Collaborative team environment
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities​

Come and work with us & help make a difference.